Zoe Wanamaker will star in a West End revival of Peter Nichols’s black comedy Passion Play, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. The play will be staged by David Leveaux, who directed the Tony nominated actress in Electra in London before it transferred to Broadway in 1998. Performances begin at the Duke of York's Theatre on May 1, 2013, with an official opening set for May 7. Further casting will be announced at a later date.
Passion Play tells the tale of James, an art dealer, who's been happily married for twenty-five years to Eleanor (Wanamaker). But James soon embarks on a passionate affair with Kate, a much younger woman. Despite the fact that Eleanor finds out about his infidelities, James continues to the tryst with Kate, while insisting to his wife that he has given up his lover.
Wanamaker previously starred in the London revival of All My Sons. Her Broadway credits include Awake and Sing!, Loot and Piaf. Leveaux has directed Broadway productions of Arcadia, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Glass Menagerie, Fiddler on the Roof and Nine.